No community transmission in Nagaland: Rio, Pangnyu reiterate 

Nagaland COVID-19 case status on August 13.
Nagaland COVID-19 case status on August 13.

Morung Express News 
Kohima | August 1

“As history of contacts has been established in all cases, there is no community transmission” in Nagaland, reiterated Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as well as the Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom on the floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA)  on  August 13. 

In his statement on COVID-19 during the one-day sixth session of 13th NLA on Thursday, Rio said that the sources of all cases as on August 12 have been traced. 

“So far there are no cases where we cannot trace the source and hence the Health department is of the view that there is no community transmission in Nagaland,” he added. 

Earlier, Pangnyu also informed that while there has “been spike in number of positive cases in the recent days particularly in Kohima and Dimapur,” majority of the confirmed case were among Armed Forces personnel.

“Vigorous contact tracing is being carried out and in all positive cases the source of infection has been traced,” the Minister added. 

“As history of contacts has been established in all cases, there is no community transmission in the State,” he asserted. 
As on August 13, Nagaland had 3168 total cases out of which, 1446 were Armed Forces; 1117 returnees or travellers; 347 traced contacts; 203 frontline workers; and 54 others. 

According to Department of H&FW, others refer to cases related to NLA, Raj Bhavan and patients excluding returnees. 
Out of the total 3118, there are 2041 active cases and 1113 recovered cases.  

The state has registered 8 deaths out of which 7 are COVID-19 related while “1 death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19,” according to the state health authorities. 6 cases have been reportedly ‘migrated.’